NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008 in Boston

Knowledge Musings

Doug Cornelius asked me to participate in the NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008, which for some reason was held in Boston this year. training, professional development. This is a group of lawyers (primarily) who are very interested in knowledge management in the legal profession. There are a number of my friends from KM circles associated with this group, and it was great to reconnect once again. Unfortunately, I could only stay for the morning.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Job Training

Astron Solutions

One of those necessary work issues is job training. What modern solutions are some organizations taking to provide effective job training in the current untraditional work environment? What is Job Training? As a result, job training is a cost-effective tool for an organization.

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Training Won't Always Help

Reviewsnap

All the training in the world will probably not help enough to make him/her perform sufficiently. Training is an absolute necessity for people who are appropriately placed into jobs they can perform. With these employees, spending a lot of time and money on training is simply a futile effort. It''s preferable to admit to bad hires as opposed to pouring money into training them. It also helps determine the amount of training required to enhance the job fit.

Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps

Reviewsnap

Since training is an expensive proposition, it is critical that training dollars be spent wisely. We find that far too many companies allow their employees to select the training they will participate in or they put everyone through the same training. This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in. Putting employees through training they don''t need is a waste of money.

The Bamboo Project Blog: What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Flickr photo via wonderwebby November 25, 2008 in career , Career Management 2.0 , empowerment , professional development | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

Don’t Quit and Stay: Train Your Team in Spite of Turnover

Transparent Office

Some managers I've talked to who also manage level 1 (some might call them entry level) associates told me I shouldn't waste my time training my team, because the turnover I experienced this year is far more normal than the previous 4.5 I'm going to train them anyway, whether they turn over each year or not. Don't train them and they leave - This is a tough one for me. If folks leave and they didn't get training, why did they leave?

Hiring for Attitude or Experience: The Answer is Clear

Transparent Office

If you’re willing to take the time to train someone in the role. After nearly 2 weeks, and 25 comments, and asking all you smart people what you would hire for, Attitude or Experience , here’s what I learned from you: Experience wins….

The Bamboo Project Blog: The Social Media Spiral

The Bamboo Project Blog

Some of what Im wondering: I s this a useful way to think about these different tools and skills when it comes to training staff? Posted by: Shannon Ritter | January 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM Shannon has it. Later his work offered a little training in Web 2.0

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McAfee on Widening the Flow

Transparent Office

» January 22, 2008 McAfee on Widening the Flow HBSs Andrew McAfee recently blogged on " widening the flow " Building on my distinction between in-the-flow and above-the-flow , McAfee argues eloquently that the organizational benefit of Enterprise 2.0

Transparent Office: Supply and demand 2.0

Transparent Office

Transparent Office Michael Idinopuloss Blog on Social Software in the Enterprise Home Archives Subscribe « McAfee on Widening the Flow | Main | A Moment of Clarity » January 30, 2008 Supply and demand 2.0 Posted by: son | January 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM Thanks for the comment.

Accept only the best: Management by Quotation

Transparent Office

We have a 19 year old intern who is working in his first corporate setting and our job is VERY specialized and typically requires 6 weeks of training. "It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” Somerset Maugham.

Training to the Rescue

Evil HR Lady

The Emergency Room is about to get some communication training. The docs met with the “communication expert” the other day who is a social working, behavioral health RN (who I am sure has not practiced in years). Can I just say one more time that we need business experience if we're going to be taken seriously? Yes, HR isn't specifically mentioned, but yhis is undoubtedly something HR has a hand in. I think it illustrates why so many people think HR is worthless.

Training to the Rescue

Evil HR Lady

The Emergency Room is about to get some communication training. The docs met with the “communication expert” the other day who is a social working, behavioral health RN (who I am sure has not practiced in years). Can I just say one more time that we need business experience if we're going to be taken seriously? Yes, HR isn't specifically mentioned, but yhis is undoubtedly something HR has a hand in. I think it illustrates why so many people think HR is worthless.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

Business Management Business Training Leadership Management Managing Team Building Training A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work.

About That Training Budget

Evil HR Lady

The next time your management complains that your management training budget is too high, perhaps you can show them this New York Times article : The Lockheed Martin Corporation, the military contractor, has agreed to pay a former employee $2.5 Yeah, because that is so much cheaper than training managers not to do that. A nice session of Evil HR Lady's Diversity Training Program could have helped that manager realize that that was not the right answer.

Change Doesn't Come with a Permission Slip

The Bamboo Project Blog

We're talking to Finance and Legal and IT, departments made up of people who by both nature and training are more likely to say "no"--or who make getting to "yes" so painful that we give up halfway through. "The American Revolution was not financed with matching grants from the crown," --David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art and Fear. Great change doesn't come with official endorsement.

8 Steps to Charismatic Leadership

Transparent Office

Trust - If you want something done right, train someone how to do it and put them in charge of it. If you have trained them properly, they will do the right thing. Note: This is a guest post from @Stephen, editor of Business Development in Context and a co-founder of the work.life.creativity forum. You can follow him on Twitter at @hdbb_stephen. Defining Leadership. When we think of successful leaders we often think of businessmen and political figures that are in the news.

Enhancements Made to ReviewSNAP

Reviewsnap

The new statistics feature will allow you focus in on each specific competency you are utilizing to assess trends, identify persistent performance issues, and develop coaching and training programs based on patterns that may be emerging. This module is expected to be released by early July 2008. Hello ReviewSNAP Friends, We are excited to announce two upcoming enhancements to the ReviewSNAP™ performance management system.

5 Ways to Bounce After a Management Mishap

Transparent Office

After working for IBM for 10 years and then running three businesses of my own over the past 15 years, I have had my fair share of train wrecks both as a manager and employee. At IBM, they trained me as a classical manager with classes, simulations and 360 HR surveys. I felt fortunate to have that training when I started to manage my own businesses without the luxury of an HR department. Guest post from Barry J. Moltz. I know a lot about management mishaps.

Change Doesn't Come with a Permission Slip

The Bamboo Project Blog

We're talking to Finance and Legal and IT, departments made up of people who by both nature and training are more likely to say "no"--or who make getting to "yes" so painful that we give up halfway through. "The American Revolution was not financed with matching grants from the crown," --David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art and Fear. Great change doesn't come with official endorsement.

Change Doesn't Come with a Permission Slip

The Bamboo Project Blog

We're talking to Finance and Legal and IT, departments made up of people who by both nature and training are more likely to say "no"--or who make getting to "yes" so painful that we give up halfway through. "The American Revolution was not financed with matching grants from the crown," --David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art and Fear. Great change doesn't come with official endorsement.

Only a heel uses a shoe phone in a group of people

Transparent Office

My question : How do you handle the usage of phones and texting if people use them during meetings, training sessions, project planning times, etc? My latest strategy is to let group members stay connected when they are in training sessions but asking them to leave the room when they text or talk on their phone. How do you get smart? by David Zinger. Maxwell Smart, in the old episodes of Get Smart, had a shoe phone. He often looked like a heel using his phone in public.

ReviewSNAP™ Announces New Features

Reviewsnap

David Arringdale, President of ReviewSNAP™ parent company Applied Training Systems says their research indicates that managers often get hung up on what to write in support of their ratings. “We The Web-based performance management system, ReviewSNAP™, announces the addition of several new modules. These additional features will help organizations make their performance review process even more effective and productive.

Implementing Social Media: A Tale of Two Case Studies

The Bamboo Project Blog

Technical forces are powerful, but with each technical feature we increase training and raise the bar against collaboration. Ease of use over comprehensive training. A couple of interesting posts from Nathan Wallace on his organization's experiences in implementing a wiki and then a year later, a customized microblogging platform called Jitter.

Learn the Management Power Hours with Lisa Haneberg

Transparent Office

Ultimate benefit: Participants will leave the two days with years worth of management development materials and the ability to easily blend power hours into their training regimens. The new management skills and requirements - what are the emerging management topics that ought to be a part of your training programs but probably are not yet? What are you doing December 9th and 10th? Join Lisa Haneberg in Washington D.C.

Inventory Your Employees Regularly

Reviewsnap

Taking inventory of your employees simply means taking stock of the quality of your people in order assess: 1) how well you have been hiring, 2) how well you have been training them, 3) how well they are being managed and 4) how healthy your company is likely to be. It is our belief that to hit this target, businesses must do a lot of things very well in terms of hiring, training and managing employees. The title of this article sounds cold and impersonal. But it''s not meant to be.

Blogging for Learning–�Audio Blogging�

Boxes and Arrows

as the result of a training event or as an ongoing professional. This is the last (for now) in my series of posts on using blogs for learning. Earlier this week, Lee Kraus wrote a post on finding the time to blog. He mentioned that he has a two-hour drive every day, which leaves lots of time for thinking, but not for writing. Time is always a challenge for bloggers, but if you’re in the car two hours a day, audio blogging (podcasting) might be something to consider.

5 Ways to Ruin Employee Morale

Transparent Office

Job Fit - Get the person management wants (or recommended by the buddy system) and train them how to do the job they are hired to do. Frequent commenter CK shared a response to 5 Ways to Improve Employee Morale that gave me pause. As a manager, I hope I don’t fall into the pit of despair CK’s management team has fallen into. And if that doesn’t work out, hire a contractor to do the job and the employee to boss the contractor around. Job Clarity - There is none.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

The can be the actual HRIS itself, where employee data is stored (employment history, salary, grade, etc) or supporting systems, such as training and development systems and resume tracking systems. They work with the business to develop accurate job descriptions, train managers on how to conduct interviews, vett candidates, relocate employees, source candidates, review resumes, interview (and phonescreen), manage vendor relationships and act as ad hoc employee relations people.

Don't Make Pricing Concessions Too Quickly

Reviewsnap

If your business is one where sales reps or others have latitude in negotiating price with customers, establish floors for gross profit and train them to negotiate effectively. Sales people and others need to be trained in the art of negotiation. The problem with leaving pricing decisions to sales people is the fact that they want the sale. Unfortunately, their exuberance for making the sale often leads to unacceptable gross profits.

Mid Year Review Form

Transparent Office

These are things like special projects volunteered for, extra shifts covered, customer kudos, and any training completed. This may be a project I see that aligns with one of their goals, it may be a training course they need to sign up for, or it may be a team-wide item that I need them to focus on for our team to win for the next 6 months.

Mid Year Review Form

Transparent Office

These are things like special projects volunteered for, extra shifts covered, customer kudos, and any training completed. This may be a project I see that aligns with one of their goals, it may be a training course they need to sign up for, or it may be a team-wide item that I need them to focus on for our team to win for the next 6 months.

Employees and Profits

Reviewsnap

Those that have a casual attitude about hiring, training, retaining and promoting high performers tend to struggle. Success in business is almost entirely dependent upon the quality of the people a business employs. Those that hire and promote people who fit their jobs well and are considered high performers tend to do well. While product/service offered, the economy and a little luck often play into the success of the business, it is people that determine its long-term success.

8 Tips on How to Work From Home: 28 Years of Experience

Transparent Office

Interval training at home. There is no place like home. by David Zinger. Stephen Smith posed a question about tips for working at home. I have worked at home for about 28 years and this includes a period of having 3 children under 2 years of age. I now have an 18 year old and two 16 year olds at home. Working at home has been instrumental in being able to put family first!

The Results From Management Strong Stuff

Transparent Office

55% of people have had no strength training. Question 1: Have you ever received training in assessing, knowing, and applying your strengths at work? of the respondent have not had any training while 44.2% had at least some training in strengths. Strength impoverishment in our workplaces. by David Zinger. Assessing the poverty of strengths in the workplace. Here are the results from my latest management strength survey.

One Key to “Uncrankiness�

Transparent Office

Let's say your people need training on a certain process. Or you can ask the nice lady from HR to schedule a training session. Can't get budget approval for training? The nice lady from HR won't approve your training request? Guest article from Wayne Turmel, Cranky Middle Manager , and president of Great Web Meetings.

Sunday Link Love

Transparent Office

There are sections on Talent Management, Recruiting, and Training and Development. I typically don’t post anything on Sunday’s because most people don’t read Slacker Manager on Sundays, but today I thought I’d mix it up a bit and see what happens. I’m calling this Sunday Link Love, and I’ll give it a try the next few weeks to see if it’s worth doing.

Value Your Reputation

Reviewsnap

Since each employee has the opportunity to impact the reputation of the organization, all should receive appropriate training in dealing with people in routine and in potential conflict situations. The reputation of your business should be treated like gold. That is if it''s worth anything to begin with. Building a reputation based on honesty, standing by the product or service you sell and placing significant emphasis on having satsfied customers will pay dividends over the long-term.

Look At Yourself First When Employee Performance Falters

Reviewsnap

When an employee''s performance falls below expectations, the natural reaction is to blame the employee first. Employees are responsible for meeting (or exceeding) expectations and when they don''t they are surely doing something wrong, aren''t working hard enough or just can''t do the job. And with some employees, one or more of these might very well be the case. But an employee''s performance is also tied directly to the quality of management oversight and assistance.

Conduct Effective Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

Helps identify training and development needs. In this scenario managers conduct more informal discussions about training needs, goal achievement, a job particularly well done, performance concerns, etc. Well informed/trained managers/supervisors relative to how to complete review/appraisal forms and how to conduct performance review meetings with the employees. -A